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Head Start

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This is not your average basic obedience class. Through this course you will learn how to lay critical foundation skills in communication that will set you and your dog up for success through the entirety of your lives together.

Being a great dog owner is more than just knowing how to get your dog to do tricks. Sit, down, and stay are all great tools to help on your dog training journey, but this class will offer something much deeper. At Summit K9, we believe in taking a holistic approach to training that takes into account your lifestyle and your relationship with your pet. This means that our classes focus not only on teaching behaviors and training techniques, but teaching you how to fold training into everyday life with your dog.  


By taking this class, you will create a strong foundation in communication and training that will empower you to build new behaviors and address potential problems long after you have completed this course.

During this class, professional trainer Alexandrea Underwood will give you the knowledge to better your relationship with your dog, no matter their age. This course will take a deep dive into how dogs learn, how to communicate with your dog, how to motivate your dog to volunteer the behaviors that you want and ditch the ones you don't, and ultimately, how you can become your dog's best friend!

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Board & Train

Multi-week programs that fast track your dog's progress towards a happier, healthier, more well mannered life with you! Dogs enrolled in this program will receive intensive and holistic training to build a rock solid behavioral foundation, solidify off leash obedience, or troubleshoot problem  behaviors. 

3-6 Week Packages

$3,250 - $6,000


Reactivity Reboot


Foundations of Off-Leash Obedience

Past Classes

** If you are interested in a class that has previously been offered, but is not currently scheduled, please reach out via email to let us know! If there is collective interest, it will influence our future class offerings! **


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6 Classes | $275
Location: Savvy Dog Sports, Honeoye Falls

Open to dogs of all ages
TUESDAYS | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
6/7, 6/14, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19

*Please note that there is no class the week of 6/21!*

Practice team building and grow confidence with out upcoming  Teamwork Through Trick Training Class! 

Test your skills and practice creative problem solving during this fun filled course. Aside from just having a great time with your dog, trick training can offer benefits far beyond your sessions. For many dogs, this kind of work helps build stronger bonds between owner and handler, and will improve communication skills on both ends. Though we will be focusing on less "functional" obedience skills, most owners notice significant improvement in their dog's overall behavior and responsiveness through this kind of low pressure work! Your dog will gain confidence and learn to dive into challenges with enthusiasm through this interactive course.

During the final class, participants will have the opportunity to be evaluated for their  Novice Trick Title by CGC Evaluator and Head Trainer, Devan Blazey. 

By taking this class, you will create a strong foundation in communication and training that will empower you to build new behaviors and address potential problems long after you have completed this course.

This is the class for you if you want:

  • To build your dog training skills to collaborative work with your dog.

  • To continue to foster better communication with your dog.

  • To build your dog's confidence when faced with novel environments and objects.

  • To test your skills through a formal evaluation process and earn titles.

  • To  prove to your friends and family just how smart your pup is through flashy tricks!

  • To challenge your dog and tire and fulfill them mentally and physically.


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4 Classes | $200
Location: Irondequoit Bay
Open to dogs of all ages

7/2, 7/16, 7/30, & 8/13

Taking adventuring to a whole new level this summer!

Paddling and kayaking with your dog can be such a great adventure, but it is important to properly introduce your pup to this activity to maximize your dog's safety and confidence. This unique training experience will help you and your dog get started on the right foot and prepare you for a lifetime of happy memories out on the water!


By taking this course, you will learn to:
- Take the proper safety precautions when paddling with your dog
- Build your dog's confidence when riding on canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards
- Implement basic obedience skills in real world settings
- Make a game plan for the "what if" scenarios, such as falling off, jumping off, or tipping
- and much, much more!

Following this course, participants will be invited to join us for future dog friendly paddle outings and events!

Please note that all participants must provide their own paddling gear. Life vests are required for both human and dog!

Board & Train Program

The Summit K9 Board & Train program is specifically designed to lay the foundations for your ideal dog! Throughout their stay, your dog will receive extensive one on one training to build the skills necessary to ensure proper house manners, general calmness, basic obedience, and leash skills. Participants in our 4 and 6 week programs will also build essential skills for off leash reliability and safe socialization with other dogs. 

This program is specifically formulated to assist you in learning to implement a holistic training system with your dog that will yield optimal results. Dogs in this program will be conditioned to very consistent structure, streamlining their transition back into your home. Owners participating in this program must commit to utilizing a crate in their home regularly. 

Dogs will be dropped off on Sunday night and will work on targeted training throughout the day with Summit K9 trainers Monday through Friday. Dog and owner will meet at Green Valley to receive a go home Private Lesson every Friday when they pick up their dogs, with guidelines and homework for continued progress for Saturday and Sunday. Following the final boarding portion of the program, owners will receive 2 in home follow up lessons for continued skill building and troubleshooting.

During their stay, your dog will be given the highest quality care and attention. Experienced staff will be on site 24/7, and you will receive frequent video and photo updates communicating your dog’s progress. Transparency is extremely important to us, and you will be notified of any problems or concerns immediately if such occurrences arise. Throughout the day, your dog will receive structured training, plenty of exercise (both mental and physical!), and outdoor play sessions with our trainers. Once your dog has mastered the basics, they will participate in regular field trips to practice their skills and explore the great outdoors! 

Summit K9 board and train programming is a headstart program. It is extremely important that the owner maintains the results when the dog goes home. If the new training and system of structure is not implemented from the moment the dog leaves our facility, they will backslide to their old habits. 


Program includes:

  • Behavior evaluation

  • Boarding (Sunday evening through Friday afternoon/evening)

  • 24/7 care at Green Valley K9

  • Regular text and email updates about your dog’s progress

  • Private lessons (every Friday of your program plus 2 follow up visits)

  • Homework videos with your dog

  • All necessary gear will be provided for continued training (place beds, training collars and other equipment, educational resources)

  • Free access to monthly Summit K9 group lessons and practice sessions
    for continued progress and trouble shooting for the life of the dog

  • Ongoing email and phone support for the life of the dog

What your dog will learn:

Strong obedience foundations

Loose leash walking

House manners and calmness in the home

Electronic collar conditioning

Introduction to off leash reliability

Introduction to public access skills

Prices range from $3,250 - $6,000

Register to receive a quote for your recommended training plan!

Subscribe below to activate your membership!

*You will receive an email following your membership activation providing further details about preparing for classes and instructions for registration for individual practice dates so we can get a head count each week!*

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6 Classes | $300
Open to dogs over 8 months of age
WEDNESDAYS | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
MARCH/APRIL CLASS 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19

Want your dog to be a Good Citizen? Join us for our upcoming AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep Course!

This class will cover the essential skills necessary to pass your Canine Good Citizen test. This evaluation is specially formulated to assess the skills of dogs and handlers required for responsive dog ownership. In addition to developing critical practical skills that allow owners to enjoy increased freedom with their dogs, participants will learn skills that clarify communication and therefore strengthening the human-animal bond between dog and handler.

"CGC is a ten-skill training program that's open to all dogs-purebred and mixed breed-that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community. 

After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen Award - accomplishment that's definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!" - The American Kennel Club CGC Website

 During the final class, participants will have the opportunity to take their test with CGC Evaluator and earn their CGC Title! 

By taking this class, you will prepare your dog to navigate the world safely and responsibly, all while building a stronger and more communicative relationship together!


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Are your dog walks frequently interrupted by barking and lunging episodes while on leash? Ever been driven bananas by a dog barking out of the window or across a fence? Does your dog bark at new people, other dogs, cars, squirrels, or any other common place things in their environment?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you likely have first hand experience with a reactive dog, or own one currently. Reactivity is a broad term, and can encompass an extremely wide range of behaviors and causes. Reactivity can have vastly different core problems, from overexcitement to fearfulness, depending on the dog. Because of this, reactivity rehabilitation work often requires customized and often long term training. No two reactive dogs are exactly the same, so it is important to understand where the reactivity is coming from and the factors involved in order to effectively address the issue in the long term. 

During this class, we will dive deeply into what reactivity is, the different types of reactivity, what can create reactivity, and approaches that we can take to address it. 

Reactivity is a complex topic, and through a deeper understanding, owners can begin to meet their dogs' needs and find solutions that improve their dog's emotional well being, their dog's general health, and their relationship with their dog. 

This is a JUDGEMENT FREE class. Owning a reactive dog can feel stressful, embarrassing, and even scary. If you are experiencing reactivity with your dog, this is not a reflection on your character or your qualifications as a dog owner. Through this class, you will receive support and new strategies to find what works best for you and your dog. Our approach is not one size fits all, and will be individualized to meet your specific needs. You will also have the opportunity to connect with others struggling with similar issues!

Registrants that are accepted into Working Spots will be invited to bring their dogs. We will introduce exercises specific to where each dog is in their training journey, and to demonstrate the variety of approaches that we recommend based on the individual dog. Participants that register for Auditing Spots will be in the perfect position to watch and learn, and will leave with many new tools that they can work on with their dogs at home! 


Note that each dog will be set up for success based on where they are in their training journey. This class will run seminar style, meaning that dogs will take turns in the training room or work in small groups, depending on their current training goals and their needs. Some dogs will work for very short sessions and others for longer, based on what will serve each dog best. We are looking for quality of training time, rather than quantity.  


Thursdays | 6:30pm - 7:45pm

5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 & 6/29

This Reactivity Reboot course is our introductory reactivity class. This class is a combination of practical AND theory classes. Dogs will be invited to practical classes, but theory classes will be HUMAN ONLY. This class will focus heavily on exploring canine learning theory, setting you and your dog up for success through management practices, resetting your dog’s mindset holistically, building core obedience skills, and creating and implementing ideal training plans for your dog as you move through the training process. 

This is the class for you if:

  • You have a reactive dog or are interested in learning more about handling and rehabilitating reactive dogs.

  • You want safer, calmer outings with a dog who is more responsive to your cues, even around distractions and triggers.

  • You have not recently completed intensive reactivity course work with Summit K9.
    NOTE: This class is recommended for all new Summit K9 clients working with reactive dogs, even if you have taken previous coursework with other training programs. This program is very intensive, and will dive deeply into learning theory and handling skills, and understanding of the Level 1 curriculum will be essential for participation in the Level 2 class.



Thursdays | 6:30pm - 7:45pm

7/13, 7/20, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, & 8/24


This Reactivity Reboot course is the more advanced level of our program. This course will also provide both theory and practical classes, but will focus more heavily on practical application. This class will focus on advanced handling skills, effectively reading your dog to adapt training strategies, and real world application of counter conditioning work.

This is the class for you if:

  • You have a reactive dog or are interested in learning more about handling and rehabilitating reactive dogs.

  • You want safer, calmer outings with a dog who is more responsive to your cues, even around distractions and triggers.

  • You have completed the Reactivity Reboot 1 course

    Note: Existing clients who have completed other coursework with Summit K9 may be admitted into the Level 2 course at the instructor’s discretion.)


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When most people think “off leash obedience,” they picture outdoor galivants, puppy play dates, and off lead hiking adventures. This course will help prepare for safe and reliable experiences in all of those areas, however, off-leash obedience is also essential for reliable behavior loose in the home, in fenced areas, and in emergency situations. If you strive for better manners in your home and during social situations, to create the highest degree of safety for your dog, and for carefree off-leash freedom outdoors, this is the program for you!

Help your dog live their best life by giving them the gift of bombproof off-leash obedience skills!

**Please note that these courses are best taken as a progression. Even if you have done previous off-leash work, the foundations class will include drills, exercised, and approaches that will add to your previous skillset, and will be instrumental during the Intermediate and Advanced courses. If you have not completed significant previous obedience work with your dog, we strongly recommend beginning with our "Bombproof Base Training" course before registering for this specialized program.**

MAY CLASS | $225

Wednesdays | 5:15pm - 6:15pm

5/24, 5/31, 6/7, & 6/14

Excellent off leash obedience begins with a strong foundation. Our Foundations of Off Leash Obedience course will coach you through building fundamental skills needed to build strong handler focus, motivation in training, and an effective communication system that will be instrumental in navigating the Intermediate and Advanced levels. 

The number one mistake that owners make when working towards off-leash obedience is losing the leash too early! Believe it or not, strong off-leash obedience is first built ON leash. During this course, your trainer will guide you through teaching your dog a strong recall and improve reliability in static behaviors (such as place, sit, and down) with the leash in the picture, building precision in behavior BEFORE losing the leash to ensure that off-leash training is safe and effective.

The stronger your dog's on-leash fundamentals, the better your off-leash reliability will be! This course is a fantastic springboard for future off-leash excellence, and engineered to flow perfectly into our Intermediate Off Leash Obedience course.

This is the class for you if:

  • You want to build strong off-leash foundations for use both outdoors and inside of your home.
    * You want to prepare for safer off-leash experiences outdoors.
    * You want to be able to have reliable behavior from your dog when guests come to your house.
    * You want to use recall to address problem behaviors such as counter surfing, barking out of windows, chasing wildlife, and more!

    NOTE: If your dog does not have moderate to strong basic obedience skills, we recommend registering for the Bomb Proof Base Training course prior to registering for this course in order to get the most benefit from the class. This specialized course is short, and will not cover learning theory, food/toy work, and pressure work as comprehensively as our Base Training course, but these skills will be regularly utilized during this course. 


Wednesdays | 5:15pm - 6:15pm

6/21, 6/28, 7/5, & 7/19


This course will continue to build on the skills established during the fundamentals course. We will begin introducing off-leash work indoors in a controlled environment and proper longline and/or flexi-lead work. 

During this course, we will discuss the use of electronic collars as a communication and safety device, though their use is not required for participation in this class.

This is the class for you if:

  • You want to build strong off-leash foundations for use both outdoors and inside of your home.

  • You have already completed significant previous obedience coursework or the Fundamentals of Off Leash Obedience course.

  • Your dog has a strong understanding of leash pressure as a communication system and a strong marker and reward system in place.

    Note: Existing clients who have completed other coursework with Summit K9 or equivalent training work with another training program may be admitted into the Intermediate course at the instructor’s discretion.


Wednesdays | 5:15pm - 6:15pm

7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 


This class will introduce advanced off leash obedience skills and begin to fade the use of long lines and flexi-leads. We will begin to transition the skills built in the Foundations and Intermediate classes to real world situations and higher levels of difficulty and distraction.

At Summit K9, we recommend the use of electronic collars for all dogs that are participating in off-leash work in uncontained public spaces as a safety precaution. This course will heavily feature teaching e-collar fluency in its instruction, and is not recommended for participants who are not interested in learning about this tool. Dogs not trained on the e-collar will not be permitted to be taken fully off-leash outside of the facility during the course, as this violates Summit K9 safety protocols.

This is the class for you if:

  • You are interested in creating super reliable off leash obedience both outdoors and inside of the home, even under a high level of distraction.

  • You have already completed extensive obedience work with your dog and your dog has strong recall skills on a longline and/or leash, but still requires some proofing or improvement.

  • You are open to learning about e-collar use to provide safe and reliable off leash experiences for your dog.

    Note: Clients who have completed significant previous coursework or have already introduced e-collar work are invited to participate in this class and will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.


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3 Classes | $200
TUESDAYS | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
MAY CLASS 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Join us for this intensive mini course for those seeking to create the perfect loose leash walk!

Aside from making your walks more enjoyable, establishing excellent loose leash walking skills will improve your overall relationship with your dog. Moving together without conflict and frustration creates a strong sense of partnership between the dog and handler and taps into the fundamental nature of the dog to move as a cohesive pack. By creating a strong loose leash walk, you establish a fundamental building block of their training relationship, which carries over into other areas of training and coexisting with your pup.

During this short course, we will cover how to communicate effectively through the leash, how to improve clarity when using rewards, how to format your walk to create the perfect balance between structure and freedom, and more!

This is the class for you if:

  • Your dog pulls or is highly distracted on walks.

  • Your dog walks nicely on leash sometimes, but is inconsistent and loses focus in the presence of distractions or competing motivators.

  • You have completed previous obedience training with your dog and/or have established foundation training with your dog (i.e. your dog knows some basic commands such as sit, down, and come and will respond somewhat reliably).

  • Your dog is non-reactive or only mildly reactive. Moderately to severely reactive dogs should enroll in the Reactivity Reboot class, which will cover loose leash walking for reactive dogs!

NOTE: If your dog does not have moderate to strong basic obedience skills, we recommend registering for the Bomb Proof Base Training course prior to registering for a mini-course in order to get the most benefit from the class. Mini courses are short, and will not cover learning theory, food/toy work, and pressure work as comprehensively as our Base Training course, but these skills will be regularly utilized during this course. 

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